BDR Articles

  1. Make The Channel Great Again

    Business Solutions’ Best Channel Vendors survey is now open — let your voice be heard. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  2. Guiding Principles For Taking Your Organization Into The Digital Age

    For some businesses, making the transition into a fully digital company is part of their normal business strategy. Tech companies, for instance, have no choice but to keep up with the times, and that requires the digital transformation. Other companies that might not have tech ties, however, may find transitioning into a digital business to be a significant challenge. By Rick Delgado, contributing writer

  3. DattoCon 2016 Day 2 Highlights – Defeating Ransomware And Selling VoIP

    One of the biggest recurring themes at this year’s DattoCon event was ransomware, the insidious malware that encrypts your customers’ files and asks them to pay hefty fees – to cybercriminals – to get their data back! George Anderson, product marketing director at Webroot shared some sobering stats and insights on the negative impacts of ransomware.

  4. DattoCon 2016: Product Update Summary

    BCDR (business continuity and disaster recovery) vendor Datto’s 4th annual partner conference kicked off in Nashville this week at the Omni Hotel. More than 700 partners, 100 Datto employees, and 40 sponsors were in attendance for Founder and CEO Austin McChord’s keynote, which included the announcement of several product updates.

  5. Ransomware Blog Series Offers Protection Advice

    As ransomware becomes a more serious threat, businesses need to take new precautions.

  6. Managed Services, Backup And Disaster Recovery, And Networking News

    RapidFire Tools announced recently the release of Reporter, a new stand-alone, virtual appliance that MSPs can use to fully automate regularly scheduled Network Detective IT assessments for their clients. The new software appliance is available as a $29/month add-on for Network Detective subscribers; it is used to remotely schedule the running of any Network Detective scan and automatically generate any of the fully brandable reports included with most of the individual module subscriptions.

  7. Managed Services, Backup And Disaster Recovery, And Networking News

    IT professionals can now protect their virtual environments through socket-based pricing for StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX. The new licensing model allows IT administrators to purchase licenses based on the number of CPU sockets on the host, both VMware and Microsoft, and protect an unlimited number of virtual machines per licensed socket.

  8. From ASCII Milwaukee: Continuity Is Key To Selling Backup

    Datto Vice President of Business Development Rob Rae said to forget about acts of God and focus on continuity if you want channel success during his presentation at the ASCII Success Summit in Milwaukee, WI. “Backup means fires, floods, tornados, and hurricanes,” Rae said. “Most people think acts of God won’t happen to them, so stop selling backup and start selling continuity.”

  9. Managed Services, Backup and Disaster Recovery, Video Surveillance, And Networking News

    Ingram Micro and Tianjin Tianhai Investment Company announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Tianjin Tianhai will acquire Ingram Micro for $38.90 per share in an all-cash transaction with an equity value of approximately $6 billion. Upon close of the merger, Ingram Micro will become a part of HNA Group, a Hainan-based Fortune Global 500 enterprise group focused on aviation, tourism, and logistics. In 2015, HNA Group had revenue of $29 billion and nearly 180,000 employees worldwide.

  10. Top Quotes From The Recurring Revenue Conference 2016

    An added bonus to my trip last week to Santa Ana for BSM’s ISV IQ Live! Conference was driving north to Los Angeles to attend the Recurring Revenue Conference 2016. The Feb. 23 event attracted nearly 200 entrepreneurs and investors from Southern California to the gorgeous Skirball Cultural Center just outside LA.